2013 PRSM Association Board of Directors Nominees
The Ballot is Open
Primary Members Vote by Monday, February 25
PRSM is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are career professionals working in the industry each day as retail facilities management or vendors selling to and servicing retail facilities. The Board consists of eight retail and seven vendor members who serve three-year rotating terms. Two alternates, one retail and one vendor member, are non-voting Board members who are available to move up to a Board seat should a vacancy occur on the Board during a term.
The primary responsibility of the Board is to provide leadership to the organization, enabling it to be a powerful influence in the retail facilities maintenance industry. As the legally constituted governing body, the Board oversees the affairs of PRSM, provides leadership to the profession and represents the profession to other facility maintenance groups.
The PRSM Nominating Committee is charged with selecting not less than six qualified members in each category for the Board of Directors’ elections.
Michaela Bass, Facilities Manager for Golf Town, a division of Golfsmith International, directs all repair and maintenance programs for the national chain along with construction, capital projects, and contract negotiation. Michaela has worked in facility management for 12 years, has been an enthusiastic PRSM member for the duration, and holds the Facility Management Administrator designation from BOMI. She is currently serving her third term as co-chair of PRSM’s Canadian Committee. As a board member, Michaela would support increased knowledge sharing, membership growth, and engagement strategies. Please consider Michaela as you vote for the future resources of this collaborative association. Back to Nominee List
As Facilities Manager for adidas America, Inc., Kirk manages the U.S. store fleet. Prior to adidas he worked at companies such as J.Crew, Nike, & IBM.
Since joining PRSM, I have been fully engaged, serving on multiple committees, including Best Practices, responsible for launching the invaluable Best Practices Book series. I have moderated sessions, contributed articles, and published the white paper “Building Facilities Department Credibility.” I believe “you get out what you put in.” Serving on the Board would allow me to continue to contribute to the success of PRSM at the next level. I’d appreciate your vote! Back to Nominee List
I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for the PRSM Board of Directors. As Director of Facilities with Jos. A. Bank, I am responsible for maintaining 600+ locations, corporate facilities and energy programs. I am an active PRSM supporter currently serving as the Co-chair for the Conferences Committee. I have 15 years of experience with Jos. A. Bank, Rite Aid and Dollar General. If elected I will ensure PRSM continues to grow and provide more energy and sustainability offerings. Please vote for me to serve on the PRSM Board of Directors. Back to Nominee List
I am running for the PRSM Board of Directors to offer a Retailer’s point of view. Being on the retail side of the business for over 40 years in various capacities, I can offer a seasoned perspective to the board to help guide this great organization. Areas of focus I feel we need to hit head on are improvements in education opportunities & content, LEED Green Certification, Vendor/Retailer relationships and community involvement. With my previous Board experience (School Board), I have a working knowledge of board processes and can offer assistance in future Board decisions. I attained the RFMP designation in 2008. I ask for your vote so that I can be your voice on the Board. Back to Nominee List
I believe in PRSM. More importantly, I believe in the PRSM members, and in building successful, sustainable partnerships. I also believe in giving back, which is why I look to build upon my PRSM committee service and 20 years industry experience with Sovereign Bank and Walgreens in asking for your consideration as a PRSM Board Member. Among my areas of focus will be expanding PRSM’s global presence, continuing to build useful benchmarking data, and establishing new trade alliances with relevant industry organizations. I greatly appreciate this opportunity, and thank you for your support. Back to Nominee List
Bryan Walker is currently the Store Facilities Manager for The Container Store, and he has worked in the retail store support field for over 25 years. Before moving into store facilities twelve years ago, he held management positions in various departments, including real estate, construction, utilities/energy, and store planning, for both big box and small box retailers. Bryan earned a degree in Marketing from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
A member of PRSM since 2001, he has contributed to the organization as a conference session developer and speaker, a member and co-chair of the Ethics Committee, and he is currently the co-chair of the Awards Committee. Back to Nominee List
Paul Andersen is the founder and president of Clean Scene. For 23 years, Paul has driven Clean Scene to excel at providing retail facility services across Canada. His passion for providing clean, simple and efficient service has forged decade’s long relationships with leading Canadian retailers. Paul brings a mix of both practical experience and forward thinking innovation to projects big and small. His specialties are strategic planning and relationship building. Back to Nominee List
My name is Tom Bevacqua and I am asking for your vote based on my history of commitment to PRSM. In 2012 I served on the PRSM Board and as the Board Liaison to the Benchmarking committee. I also serve on the Finance Committee. In previous years I have Co-Chaired the Best Practices Committee twice and been a presenter at both the Mid-Year and National conferences. In 2011 I was honored to receive PRSM’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. I am honored to be nominated to PRSM’s Board of Directors and will serve with dedication and passion if elected. Back to Nominee List
I am an active member of PRSM for 14 years, serving on the Ethics Committee 6 years, 2 as Co-Chair and 22 years’ experience serving the retail facilities industry.
As a business owner, I offer finance, administration, strategic planning and public relations experience. My compulsion to “turn the glass around” to understand opposite view points, benefits PRSM, assuring all perspectives are considered.
Thank you for your consideration, it’s an honor. Please vote for me to help cultivate and “share” PRSM’s collective experience and resources to advance our position as “the go to place” for retail facilities management education and networking. Back to Nominee List
Nearly 20 years in the retail maintenance industry has given me a unique perspective, having built long-term relationships with major retailers and vendors across all trades. As a senior manager, I have held key roles in operations, relationship management, marketing, and sales. I believe that my broad business foundation and experience will be assets in helping PRSM continue to be the leading authority in our Industry.
I’ve enjoyed being an active member of PRSM – serving on both the Ethics and Conference Committees. As a board member, I would work to enhance the education programs and introduce new industries to our association. Back to Nominee List
Lynn has been an active member of PRSM since 2001 having served the association on several committees, task forces, and as a subject matter expert during the development of the RFMP Certification. Lynn has also had the honor of serving on the Board of Directors as Treasurer in 2008. Currently a member of the RFMP Certification Committee, she asks for your vote in support of her nomination to the Board of Directors. As a strong proponent of existing PRSM programs, Lynn’s desire is to return to the Board to work with them on educational and networking programs the association provides. Back to Nominee List
Tom Kay is involved in the sale of Corrigo’s web-based facilities management software and has been supporting national accounts for the past fourteen years in some of the following verticals: retail, grocery, convenience store, restaurants and hospitality.
Kay serves as the co-chair of PRSM’s Editorial Committee and holds leadership positions in the following association committees: International Facility Management Association (IFMA), International Franchise Association (IFA), California Grocers Association (CGA), National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA). He is an active speaker at industry events and he holds a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University. Back to Nominee List
Lisa brings over 20 years of energy and retail facility management experience to the Phoenix Team. Prior to co-founding Phoenix, Lisa led sales and marketing for a national energy consortium and a leading waste management company. Lisa’s wealth of retail knowledge and experience has been invaluable to the success of Phoenix as well as some of the industry’s leading trade organizations. Lisa served on the PRSM Board of Directors, 2007-2010 and is a Co-Founder and former Chairperson for the Sustainability Council. Lisa is also a Co-Founder of the Woman in Facility Maintenance and Construction Association. Back to Nominee List
Questions regarding the Board, nominations or selection process may be directed to the Nominating Committee Chair Bob Fazakerley, VP Corporate and Retail Facilities at Rite Aid Corporation at (717) 975-8622 or Executive Director Patricia Dameron, PRSM Association, email@example.com or 972.231.9810
The PRSM Association membership (primary members only) will vote on the final slate of nominees for the Board of Directors. The ballot will be open from February 13 through February 25, 2013. Newly elected Board members will take office at PRSM2013 National Conference in Dallas, TX, April 3-5, 2013.